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Trade and Labor Market Interactions

The persistence of apartheid regional wage disparities in South Africa

Gibson Mudiriza and Lawrence Edwards
Despite the ending of apartheid, regional wage disparities remain prevalent in South Africa with the former homelands characterised by persistently low wages and incomes. In this paper, we use a new economic geography (NEG) model to estimate the extent to which the persistence in apartheid regional...
Apr 2020
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Occidental Rationalism: Its Early Impact on the Foundations of Modern Science

Abdulkader Cassim Mahomedy
Rationalist thought has had a deep and lasting impact on modern civilisation. This influence has pervaded almost all facets of the socio-politico-economic and scientific domains of contemporary human experience. Religiously-oriented societies have, however, throughout their encounter with...
Sep 2015
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Effects of Reducing Tariffs in The Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC): A CGE Analysis

Jean Luc Erero, Daniel Djauhari Pambudi & Lumengo Bonga-Bonga
In this paper, the effects of reducing tariffs are analysed through a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model of the DRC. The specific DRC Formal-Informal Model (DRCFIM) is a multi-sectoral computable general equilibrium model that captures the observed structure of the DRC’s formal and informal...
Oct 2014
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The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Micro Enterprises: Do Banks Matter? Evidence from Indian Manufacturing

Asha Sundaram
This paper looks at the impact of trade liberalization on output, factor intensity and labor productivity of micro enterprises with differential access to banks. It uses Indian data on micro enterprises employing fewer than ten workers in the manufacturing sector and finds that trade liberalization...
Jun 2011
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US Trade and Wages: The Misleading Implications of Conventional Trade Theory

Lawrence Edwards and Robert Lawrence
Conventional trade theory, which combines the Heckscher-Ohlin theory and the Stolper- Samuelson theorem, implies that expanded trade between developed and developing countries will increase wage equality in the former. This theory is widely applied. It serves as the basis for estimating the impact...
May 2010
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Trade liberalisation and labour demand within South African manufacturing firms

Lawrence Edwards and Alberto Behar
Using new detailed tariff data, wages disaggregated by skill level and firm level information, this paper ascertains the relationships between trade, technology and labour demand and investigates the effects of tariff changes on factor prices in South African manufacturing. We find evidence that...
Sep 2005
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